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McCarrick’s Successor Dead at 79

Myers appears to have been complicit in the cover-up of sexual abuse, including that of Theodore McCarrick.

The retired archbishop of Newark, New Jersey died on Thursday, leaving behind reports of conservatism and cover-up.

Church officials announced that Abp. John J. Myers died on Thursday at the age of 79. He was shepherd of the Newark archdiocese for 15 years until his 2017 retirement.

“On behalf of my brother bishops and the entire family of God here in our local church of Newark, I extend my heartfelt prayers and condolences to his family,” said Cdl. Joseph Tobin, who now heads the Newark archdiocese. “Let us thank God for archbishop Myers’ service and his love of our Church. I entrust him to the loving arms of our Blessed Mother Mary, and I pray that Our Lord grant him peace.”

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